Doncaster Rovers ace talks over new deal

Paul Keegan, left, believes he has proved a point at Doncaster
Paul Keegan, left, believes he has proved a point at Doncaster

Paul Keegan feels he has proven a few people wrong as he weighs up an extended stay at Doncaster.

The 28-year-old Dubliner put an injury-plagued start to his Rovers career behind him to play a key role in the club’s promotion.

Keegan is one of nine players currently in the process of discussing an extended deal with new boss Paul Dickov.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time at Doncaster and hopefully we can put a good team together next season,” said the midfield destroyer.

“I had a bit of a mixed year the season before last with injuries. It was an awful year to be honest. But this season I feel like I’ve won a few people over.

“It’s been more consistent. I feel like I brought a bit of solidness to the midfield.

“A team needs different things to succeed,” he added. “My job was to keep things simple in there.”

Keegan made a faster than expected return from a torn quad to feature as a second half substitute in the final day drama at Brentford - a day he says he will never forget.

“I was always pushing to get myself fit and only just missed out on the Notts County game,” he said.

“Obviously I was delighted to get back and be a part of something really special.”

Neil Sullivan, Jon Maxted, Andy Griffin, Paul Quinn, Tommy Spurr, Liam Wakfield, Kyle Bennett and Chris Brown will also hold contract talks with Dickov.